Richard Meier will be granted the 2011 President’s Award in honor of his significant influence on New York City.
The President’s Award is given by the AIA New York Chapter to an architect whose work has made an important impact on New York City. Past recipients include Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, and Henry Cobb.
Richard Meier will be distinguished with three other honorees who have demonstrated a commitment to the importance of design in New York City and beyond. Gary Barnett, President of Extell Development Company will receive the AIA New York Chapter Award; Leslie Koch, President of The Trust for Governors Island will be granted the Center for Architecture Foundation Award, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of New York City Department of Transportation will be honored with the Center for Architecture Award. The award reception will be at the Heritage Ball in New York City at the Chelsea Piers.